The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department will offer flu shots in Douglas County communities in October.
The Health Department recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older should get a yearly flu vaccine. Getting the vaccination is the most effective way to avoid getting the flu, a contagious respiratory illness. Influenza can cause mild to severe symptoms and can lead to death.
The community clinics will be in:
• Lecompton — Oct. 6, 10-11:30 a.m., Lecompton United Methodist Church, 402 Elmore St.
• Stull — Oct. 18, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Stull United Methodist Church, 1596 E. 250th Road.
• Baldwin City — Oct. 25, 1-3 p.m., Baldwin City Library, 800 Seventh St.
• Eudora — Oct. 25, 4-6 p.m., Eudora City Hall, 4 E. Seventh St.
The flu shot is $29 for children ages 6 months to 35 months, $36 for those 3 years and older, and $57 for the high-dose vaccine for individuals who are 65 and older.
The Health Department accepts private insurance, Medicare Part B, Medicaid and KanCare insurance plans.
The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department also offers flu shots on a walk-in basis during clinic hours. No appointment is necessary. For more information, call 843-0721.